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Administrative Port: Plymouth
County: Cornwall
Population: 261384

Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 310 km south-west of London. It is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas. Today Plymouth's economy still has a maritime influence with respect to shipbuilding, but has become a more service-based economy since the 1990s.[1]

Images of Plymouth
Plymouth video.jpg
Video:Plymouth's herring fleet (1920's). South West Film & Television Archive (SWFTA).

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 90
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 27
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 117 [2]
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Demersal (tonnes) 2197
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Pelagic (tonnes) 9781
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Shellfish (tonnes) 3770
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Main species (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) All species (tonnes) 15748
Landings Values Demersal 5461000£
Landings Values Pelagic 3470000£
Landings Values Shellfish 7209000£
Landings Values All species 16141000£ [3]
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Regular) 877
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time) 76
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total 953 [3]
Landings Major fish species -horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus);
-mackerel (Scomber scombrus);
-sole (Solea solea);
-cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis);
-scallops (Pecten maximus)
Landings Landing points
Landings Location of auctions Plymouth market hall
Governance and organisation Governance -Plymouth FLAG
-Marine Management Organisation, The Fish Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0LH
Governance and organisation FLAG Cornwall
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations Fishermen’s Mission, Plymouth
Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling Fishmongers
-The Market Plaice Fish
Fish processor shops
-Sutton Harbour Fisheries
Fish as food Fish processing -Sutton Harbour Fisheries
-Plymouth Trawler Agents Ltd, Fish Quay, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0LH
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels Platters Restaurant, 12 The Barbican, Plymouth
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing Fishing trip: Fish 'n' Trips
Tourism & Education Festivals -Plymouth Seafood Festival
-Plymouth Ocean City Festival
Tourism & Education Fishing museums Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition
Tourism & Education Aquariums National Marine Aquarium
Tourism & Education Monuments The Plymouth Sea Monster
Tourism&Education Fishing training School Western Training Association

Vessel type 1: <10 m vessels
Vessel type 2: >10 m vessels